The Rocking Motherhood Post

I had never heard of the Rocking Motherhood post until I was tagged by Emily at Twin Mummy and Daddy. The idea originally came from Patricia at White Camellias. I love a good tag post and as I have been feeling a little out of sorts recently, I thought a post like this would be quite a boost!

The rules are pretty simple if you want to join in too:

  1. Thank the blogger that tagged you and link to their blog.
  2. List 10 things you believe make you a good mother (this is just a guideline. It can be more or less than 10. I really don’t mind.
  3. Tag 3 – 5 bloggers to join in the #RockingMotherhood Tag.
  4. Grab the #RockingMotherhgood badge and add it to your post or sidebar.

You can also tag in your tweet @whitecamellias for her to have a read and she’ll even RT it for you.

So here we go. What are 1o things that make me a good Mum?

  • I teach the gremlin to be accepting of everyone and not make any judgement. Already she is pointing out people who she feels are “different” and I want this to stop and for her to treat everyone as equals.
  • I love cuddles and I say “I love you” A LOT to my girls! I think this can be one of the biggest things in making a child feel secure. I know not everyone is an “I love you family” but I come from one and feeling loved is one of the best feelings ever as a child.
  • I’m a wind up merchant. I want the gremlin  to grow up with a good sense of humour and be able to take a bit of banter. Being silly with her and having fun is always part of our day.
  • I’m a stickler for good manners and I’m determined my girls will be polite. I have to nudge the gremlin a lot but please and thank yous are very important in my mind.
  • I put them first. It’s one of the hardest things about having kids when you realise how selfish you can be! But they come first; if that means no gym, no work or cancelling plans, then that must be how it is.
  • I restrict the crap. As a dietitian I’m a bit fussy about what the gremlin eats but I really want her to have an appreciation for healthy eating and all food in moderation. It’s so easy to say “yes” to all her food requests for an easy life but I have to be a dragon sometimes.
  • One of Emily’s I agree with is teaching my girls to know the value of money. There is no way in hell I will just be buying them cars and paying for everything out right when they are older. I was made to get a job and as soon as I was earning I had to pay for my social life and my clothes. Of course I got help but I didn’t expect it and that’s a value I want my girls to have.
  • My husband tells me I don’t use the TV or iPad as much as he would as a tool when the gremlin is driving me mad. This must be a plus right?
  • I’m honest with my gremlin. Within reason, I will answer all her questions as honestly as I can and be as open minded as I can. I want both my girls to be able to come to me with questions and worries.
  • Another one of Emily’s I agree with is being accepting of my children for being who they are and not judging or pushing them away. Ultimately, deep down, I think most people want their parents to be proud of them, regardless of life choices, so it is very important.

So there you have it?

Would you like to take part?

Fran from Back with a Bump

Lynne from New Mummy Blog

Renee from Peonie and Me

Laura from Five Little Doves

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  1. January 16, 2017 / 9:14 am

    Love this and of course you rock at being a mum. Thanks for nominating me. I’ll add it to my list of posts to write!! #marvmondays x

  2. January 16, 2017 / 11:15 am

    Fab answers! Thanks for joining in xxx

  3. January 16, 2017 / 5:12 pm

    I love this idea-its so good to think about what makes us good when so often it’s all about how we are bad! Thanks for sharing! #marvmondays

  4. January 16, 2017 / 5:34 pm

    Lovely answers, I so agree about a sense of humour! You are totally rocking motherhood 🙂 #marvmondays
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  5. January 16, 2017 / 11:33 pm

    Some lovely qualities to have as a mum, putting them first and telling them you love them a lot are really important ones! #MarvMondays

  6. January 17, 2017 / 12:38 am

    I love this idea! I don’t think we give ourselves enough credit for the great stuff we do as parents!

    You’ve made a lot of really fab points here. I especially like the one about teaching the value of money. It’s so important that children understand money is earned not given. Otherwise they’ll have a big shock when they enter the adult world! #MarvMondays
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  7. January 18, 2017 / 7:27 am

    Love your rocking motherhood answers and love this great idea for posts. These are the things we as moms should concentrate on, and give us credit for it. Spreading the positive and the love. Love it!#bestandworst

  8. January 18, 2017 / 7:56 am

    Ah this is lush! I love that bit about being a wind up merchant, we’re a bit like that in our house too and my little boy loves it and gives it just as strong back! It’s all about having a good sense of humour, that will get you far in life! #bestandworst
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  9. January 18, 2017 / 4:02 pm

    I too am big on hugs, snuggles and saying I love you. I snuggle Peachy as much as she will let me, which isn’t as much as I would like. I start every day by telling her that I love her and it’s the last thing I say to her at night.

    I’ve been away from the linky for a while. We had Peachy’s first birthday and then the holidays. I’m starting to get back into the swing of things and I’m amazed by how much your little one has grown. It happens so fast. Too fast. I’m also loving the photo of the three of you. It looks like such a laid back and relaxing moment. Those are my favourite family times. #bestandworst

  10. January 18, 2017 / 5:43 pm

    You are completely rocking motherhood. What a fab tag! I’m with you on the honesty thing, I really try to buddy be up front with L as much as possible #bestandworst

  11. January 18, 2017 / 5:57 pm

    Yes! You are definitely rocking motherhood. Great job!
    #bestandworst

  12. January 18, 2017 / 6:25 pm

    Fab answers – you rock!! Thank you for the nomination, I’m going to try and get mine done later, although I’ve not been rocking motherhood very much at all lately! #bestandworst
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  13. January 18, 2017 / 8:39 pm

    it’s such a lovely idea! and I love your answers:)
    #bestandworst

  14. January 18, 2017 / 9:30 pm

    These are great! I’m a stickler for manners too….. although at 10 months Piglet is a little young for me to be enforcing any yet! #bestandworst
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  15. January 18, 2017 / 10:31 pm

    Great post! I’m a big fan of ‘I love you’s’ too. One day I might get one back! I’m trying hard with the manners but somehow even at 22 months when I say ‘can you say please?’ I get ‘no!’ instead of the word I’m looking for! We’ll get there!

  16. January 19, 2017 / 10:16 am

    Lovely post and what a fab idea. As a Mum it is so easy to see our flaws, but we rarely reflect on what we did well or do well. Totally agree withe hugs and ‘I love yous’ a little love goes a long way #BestandWorst x
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  17. January 19, 2017 / 2:14 pm

    Just finishing up my motherhood post for next week. Loved your list. I, too, also come from an I Love You family and hope that my daughter will continue the way our family has used that as a base to being a very close one. #bestandworst

  18. January 20, 2017 / 10:10 pm

    Lovely photo of you and your children. I do agree that this tag is a pick me up. #bestandworst
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